Our first grade caracolitos had their first day at the garden. Following their gardening teacher’s directions they learned how to prepare the soil, water the plants, recognize the plants, among many other incredible things.
Being in touch with nature through gardening lets the students develop respect and love for nature. They also learn about responsibility, each of the students is in charge of a specific chore and of the tools needed to perform it.
While working on the garden, children learn directly from our gardening teacher, Santiago, he teaches them through the use of tales and stories, anecdotes and direct instructions.
Every time the go to gardening class, children have the chance to work their brain, by knowing new terms and developing their motor skills; their hands, by performing all the physical tasks required in a garden: and their heart, by getting in touch with nature.